Rare Textiles and Fashion
Backstage Dior
Backstage Dior
Hardcover      ISBN: 3832793461
Fashion by Design
Fashion by Design
Paperback      ISBN: 1563678489
Fashion by Design explores the elements and principles of design as they relate to fashion. By evaluating the best examples from early through contemporary fashion design, students will develop the eye of the fashion designer in order to identify and understand how to manipulate the elements and principles of design. The objective is for design students to use these guidelines not to simply develop an appreciation of aesthetics but to execute an aesthetically pleasing garment design. Each chapter includes hands-on projects with step-by-step instructions related to the element or principle discussed in that chapter. The theory in the book originates from the Bauhaus school of art, while also drawing from sources on aesthetics in the field of clothing and textiles.
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier
From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
Hardcover      ISBN: 1419700022
Dubbed the enfant terrible of fashion ever since his prêt-à-porter collections were first shown in 1976, Jean Paul Gaultier, whose avant-garde and bold fashions very early on reflected the issues facing contemporary society, is one of the leading designers in recent decades. Published in conjunction with the first-ever retrospective on Gaultier, organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, this stunning monograph explores the ties between the designer and the pop/rock music scene, film, and dance, and sheds light on his sources of inspiration, which are as eclectic as they are impertinent. Packed with rare and unpublished images (archival and fashion-show photographs), this luxurious volume includes many interviews with artists (Dita von Teese, Kylie Minogue, Madonna, Catherine Deneuve, Marion Cotillard, Pedro Almodóvar, and others), Gaultier'?s close associates (Martin Margiela, the head of Gaultier's studio, and others), and personalities (Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Inès de la Fressange, Polly Mellen, and others), as well as an essay by one of the fashion world's most influential figures, fashion editor Suzy Menkes. It also features interviews between Gaultier and each of the exhibition curators, and an expanded and illustrated biography with all his collections. The Fashion Universe of Jean Paul Gaultier is a fitting and much-deserved tribute to a grand couturier, and a reference book on fashion.

Slipcase is cracked.

Il Tempo L'emozione
Il Tempo L'emozione
Hardcover      SKU: 1199470082
Madeleine Vionnet
Madeleine Vionnet
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452110697
Complete with hundreds of illustrations, this biography presents the life of one of the world's most famous dressmakers and explores some of her most famous creations that were once worn by celebrities of the 1930s.

"Folio, as new in original shrink wrap. 14 1/2 x10 1/4 .

Needle-craft : Artistic and Practical
Needle-craft : Artistic and Practical
by Missing
Hardcover      SKU: 1199411647

"Sm4to, 277pgs + Advertisements. Full bound in light green cloth with purple and gilt stamped illustration and titling on front board and purple titling on spine. Lovely black & white illustrations of needle craft examples and designs on almost every page. Book is solid and interior is clean; except for previous owner's name in pencil on verso of second blank and very mild toning. Boards are bright and clean, edges and corners lightly worn and slightly bumped. Spine joints and ends have light wear as well, titling slightly faded.

Nineteenth Century Hat Maker's and Felter's Manuals
Nineteenth Century Hat Maker's and Felter's Manuals
Paperback      ISBN: 281AKJ1011676
Numéro Couture
Numéro Couture
Hardcover      ISBN: 3958290574

Old Times : A Picture of Social Life *at the End of the Eighteenth Century
Old Times : A Picture of Social Life *at the End of the Eighteenth Century
Hardcover      SKU: 1199238406

"*AT THE END OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. 1885, Small 4to, 394 pgs +ads. Ex-library. Full bound red cloth with gilt pictoral on front board, morocco leather title label on spine. Numerous illustration plates throughout text. Gilt top edge of text block, deckle exterior edge. Some dust soil on block edges and cloth. Clean apart from ex-library markings. A solid book.

Paris, 1962: Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior, The Early Collections
Paris, 1962
Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior, The Early Collections
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847831280
Contains sumptuous black-and-white photographs that evoke the glamour of 1960s fashion in Paris as taken by an Esquire photographer, in a volume that includes images of Yves Saint Laurent's first collection after leaving Dior as well as behind-the-scenes pictures of models and photographers.